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1956 Oregon State Beavers Roster

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Record: 7-3-1, .682 W-L% (33rd of 111) ▪ Rank: 10th in Final AP Poll
Conference: PCC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tommy Prothro (7-3-1)

PS/G: 18.5 (38th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 15.1 (54th of 111)
SRS: 12.37 (19th of 111) ▪ SOS: 8.64 (15th of 111)

Bowl Game: Lost Rose Bowl 35-19 versus Iowa

  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Joe Francis* QB 37 Cmp, 62 Att, 507 Yds, 5 TD
2 Paul Lowe QB 13 Cmp, 27 Att, 293 Yds, 0 TD
3 Tom Berry* RB 143 Att, 507 Yds, 3.5 Avg
4 Earnel Durden* RB 74 Att, 533 Yds, 7.2 Avg
5 Gerry Laird* RB
6 Tony Arana RB 14 Att, 40 Yds, 2.9 Avg
7 Nub Beamer RB 42 Att, 195 Yds, 4.6 Avg
8 Sterling Hammack RB 21 Att, 104 Yds, 5.0 Avg
9 Sterling Hammick RB
10 Ted Searle RB 1 Att, -11 Yds, -11.0 Avg
11 Sam Wesley RB 5 Att, 63 Yds, 12.6 Avg
12 Bob DeGrant* WR 11 Rec, 119 Yds, 10.8 Avg
13 Norm Thiel* WR 6 Rec, 45 Yds, 7.5 Avg
14 Dwayne Fournier WR 6 Rec, 64 Yds, 10.7 Avg
15 Frank Negri WR 8 Rec, 113 Yds, 14.1 Avg
16 Jim Brackins* OL
17 Dave Jesmer* OL
18 Buzz Randall* OL
19 John Sniffen* OL
20 John Witte* OL
21 Ted Bates OL
22 Dick Corrick OL
23 Clark Cubbage OL
24 Vern Ellison OL
25 Bob McKittrick OL